Horizon scanning/early alerts

NOMA prepares short reports (early alerts/metodevarsler) for all new active substances and extended indications that result in new patients, between 6 and 12 months prior to the marketing authorization (MA). The scope is to ensure that new and important drugs are identified and prioritized for health technology assessment (HTA). More information about horizon scanning.

Horizon scanning meetings

Horizon scanning meetings (former pipeline meetings) are meant to be a supplement to the early alerts with a somewhat longer time perspective (24-36 months before MA). From 2021, Norwegian Hospital Procurement Trust, Division drug procurements (LIS) is responsible for arranging the meetings. In addition to LIS, NOMA are represented at the meetings.

Each meeting has a time limit of 60 minutes and is required to highlight the following regarding pipeline drugs:

  • Active substance and expected mechanism of action
  • Planned medical indication
  • Medical value compared to current treatment
  • Schedule for submission to regulatory authorities and expected approval

We are also interested in:

  • Results from registration studies
  • Patient population that may be relevant for the medicine in Norway
  • Upcoming patent expiry
  • Price and expected budget impact
  • New technology challenging existing regulations

In 2021 we will conduct horizon scanning meetings on the following days:

  • June 2nd 
  • September 8th
  • October 28th


Questions regarding pipeline meetings can be directed to: pipeline@sykehusinnkjop.no.

Oppdatert: 08.02.2021

Publisert: 16.01.2019

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